Blizzard at gamescom 2011 — Activities

Read on to see what kinds of fun activities and contests will be happening at our booth at gamescom. Clear your schedule to visit us in hall 6.1, B21 - C30 during the event to join in the fun!

Activities

Blizzard activities at gamescom 2011

18-21 August 2011

A complete schedule of all the activities taking place at our booth can be found here in PDF format.

  • Blizzard at gamescom Welcome Event
    • Date: Thursday, 12:00-12:50
    • Description: Join us at the Blizzard booth as we commence proceedings with a chance to meet our executive and development teams. In attendance will be Frank Pearce (Executive Vice President, Product Development and Co-Founder), Jonny Ebbert (Senior Game Designer, StarCraft II), Tom Chilton (Game Director, World of Warcraft), Chris Robinson (Art Director, World of Warcraft), Jay Wilson (Game Director, Diablo III) and Josh Mosqueira (Lead Designer, Diablo III) – all of whom will be available for subsequent signing sessions. Additionally, there’ll be an orchestral presentation showcasing music from World of Warcraft.

  • Interview with StarCraft II Development Team
    • Date: Thursday, 16:30
    • Description: Frank Pearce and Johnny Ebbert will be on the Blizzard booth for an interview about StarCraft II and the upcoming expansion Heart of the Swarm.

  • Interview with World of Warcraft Development Team
    • Date: Friday, 12:15
    • Description: Tom Chilton will be on the Blizzard booth for an interview about the ongoing development of World of Warcraft.

  • Diablo Performance and Interview with Diablo III Development Team
    • Date:Saturday, 12:00
    • Description: After a dance macabre from the demonic hordes, Jay Wilson and Josh Mosqueira will be on the Blizzard booth for an interview about the upcoming title Diablo III.

  • dance contest
    • Date: Friday, August 19 at 16:00
    • Sign up: If you wish to apply for pre-registration in this contest, send an email with the subject [dance contest] to us at gamescom2011@blizzard.com, including your name, date of birth and the details of the dance you will be performing. Please make sure to read the rules before entering. All selected entrants will be contacted by us via email.
    • Description: Impress our judges with your best rendition of a World of Warcraft dance and you could win fantastic prizes from our partners. In addition to the pre-registration by email, you will be able to sign up for this contest directly at gamescom by visiting our booth, located at hall 6.1, B21 and asking for the Dance Contest sign up. The contest will start at the Blizzard booth at 4 p.m. CEST on August 19 so make sure you are there a little earlier to join in!

  • costume contest
    • Date: Saturday, August 20 at 16:00
    • Sign up: Send an email to gamescom2011@blizzard.com with the subject [costume contest] containing your name, date of birth, and the name or a brief description of the Blizzard-related costume you will be entering. Please make sure to read the rules before entering. All selected entrants will be contacted by us via email.
    • Description: Impress our judges with your best costume inspired by one of the Blizzard game universes and you could win a trip to BlizzCon 2011, with the tickets, transportation, and hotel accommodation paid for by our sponsors for you and one other person.

    • Sponsored by: J!NX, Panini and SteelSeries.

  • Developer Signing Sessions
    • Date: twice daily
    • Description: Your chance to get your very own autograph from members of our developer and executive teams. Please note that special Blizzard 20th anniversary signing postcards will be provided for the occasion.

  • StarCraft II Show Matches
    • Date: each day
    • Description: Come and witness the cutting edge of competitive StarCraft II play as pro gamers battle it out for your viewing pleasure. Matches will be commented by notorious German shoutcaster Homer J.

  • World of Warcraft Live raids
    • Date: Saturday and Sunday
    • Description: The well-known guilds of Ensidia and For the Horde will be fighting the most challenging encounters in Azeroth in exciting live raid sessions.

  • Blizzard Quiz
    • Date: several times each day
    • Description: Show your knowledge of all the Blizzard franchises and win fantastic prizes!

    • Sponsored by: J!NX, Panini, Razer and SteelSeries.


As a side note, any rumors you may have heard about a gate to Diablo’s Burning Hells opening in Cologne are completely unfounded. Seriously, nothing is happening at Rudolfplatz from the evening of August 16 — especially nothing to do with demonic invasions.